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GlobalOptions Jul. 28, 2009

GlobalOptions Group's Bode Technology and Integrated Forensic Laboratories Announce the Creation of the Nation's First and Only Independent Crime Laboratory System

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 28, 2009--

GlobalOptions Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: GLOI), a leading provider of domestic and international risk management services, announced today that its Bode Technology unit (Bode) and Integrated Forensic Laboratories, Inc. (IFL), have finalized a landmark agreement. Together, Bode and IFL have created the nation’s first and only independent criminal forensic testing laboratory system.

Criminal forensic testing in the United States has been historically dominated by publicly-funded laboratories, including city and county labs, state lab systems, and federal lab systems. A number of concerns regarding many unaccredited crime laboratories have been raised by The National Academy of Science’s Committee on Identifying the Needs of the Forensic Science Community in a report, "Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States: A Path Forward.”

“We are pleased to create an independent, private crime laboratory system offering law enforcement agencies another choice for their forensic services requirements,” said Howard Safir, CEO of Bode Technology and former New York City Police Commissioner. He also noted: “The forensic services we offer in our laboratories including DNA analysis, forensic biology, blood alcohol content testing, fingerprinting, firearms and toolmark analysis, drug chemistry, and fire debris, analyses are performed using processes accredited by American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors/Laboratory Accreditation Board.”

“We believe that offering law enforcement agencies an additional option to process crime scene evidence will speed up the processing of samples and ensure the work is performed with qualified personnel and procedures” stated Barry Watson, President of Bode Technology. “We offer many of our services with turn-around times of a few weeks and options to perform many services in a few days, helping to speed justice for victims of crime.”

“IFL is excited to form this new lab system with Bode Technology. Bode is a national leader in forensic DNA testing and related products,” said Ron Fazio, IFL’s President. “Together, we can bring an unprecedented new independent, accredited, criminal laboratory testing option for all members of the justice system.”

About The Bode Technology Group, Inc.

Bode Technology Group, Inc. serves the U.S. and international law enforcement and identification markets and is unique in providing both state-of-the-art human DNA analysis and innovative DNA collection products. The range of Bode's services include diverse offerings such as high-throughput DNA testing services, case work analysis, missing person identification, CODIS databanking of convicted offenders or arrestees, private databanking, as well as paternity and non-forensic identification. Our patented DNA collection systems are in use worldwide for collections of DNA from convicted offenders and arrestees, from crime scenes, as well as from parents and children for genealogy and identification services. Our analysts and our research and development teams are constantly looking for better ways to bring previously unused approaches and technologies into the labs for routine use for analysis of challenging samples - be it bones or aged, decayed tissue. On the strength and experience of our research and development teams and casework analysts, Bode is able to offer worldwide DNA analysis services, consulting, training, and validation services on a customized basis.

About GlobalOptions Group, Inc.

GlobalOptions Group, with headquarters in New York City and offices in 16 cities, is a provider of highend risk assessment and mitigation services to Fortune 1000 corporations, governmental organizations and high-profile individuals throughout the world. GlobalOptions Group's services currently include risk management and security, investigations and litigation support, and crisis management. These engagements take GlobalOptions Group staff around the world and are typically highly-sensitive engagements where GlobalOptions Group is interacting with senior leaders in corporations and governments. Its overall mission is to identify, evaluate, assess, prevent and correct issues that may threaten people, organizations or strategic initiatives for corporations or governments.

About Integrated Forensic Laboratories, Inc.

Integrated Forensic Laboratories (IFL) is the first independent full-service forensic testing laboratory to be certified both by the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors Lab Accreditation Board (ASCLD/LAB) and the Texas Department of Public Safety. IFL serves numerous law enforcement agencies throughout Texas. IFL offers complete crime scene processing services and firearms and toolmark, serology, drug chemistry, toxicology, and fire debris analyses. For more information, visit the company’s web site Statements in this press release regarding the company's business that are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties. The company wishes to caution readers not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, which statements are made pursuant to the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1994, and as such, speak only as of the date made. To the extent the content of this press release includes forward-looking statements, they involve various risks and uncertainties including the successful integration of acquired businesses and revenue run rates.

Certain of these risks and uncertainties will be described in greater detail in GlobalOptions Group's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. GlobalOptions Group is under no obligation to (and expressly disclaims any such obligation to) update or alter its forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

SOURCE: GlobalOptions Group