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Top News: Tuesday, May 14

UAB spins off company to fight cyberattacks

University of Alabama at Birmingham has launched a new company, Malcovery, with part-time faculty member Gary Warner serving as chief technologist; firm will use forensic techniques to identify and fight cyberattacks. — UAB PR

http://www.uab.edu/news/latest/item/3447-uab-launches-company-to-id-source-and-nature-of-cyber-threats

 

SpaceX nears agreement for launch certification

SpaceX, the private California rocket company, says it is "days away" from certification by the U.S. Air Force that would allow SpaceX to launch national security payload, a designation now held only by the Boeing-Lockheed partnership United Launch Alliance, which builds its rockets in Decatur. — Aviation Week

http://www.aviationweek.com/Article.aspx?id=/article-xml/asd_05_13_2013_p01-01-577898.xml


Lobbyist spending down, Chamber of Commerce tops list

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce outspent the next highest lobbying group two to one, spending $16 million in the first quarter of 2013, according to a report by the Center for Responsive Politics; overall lobbyist spending was down 8 percent. — Huntsville Times

http://blog.al.com/breaking/2013/05/lobbyists_spending_down_this_y.html#incart_river

 


DHS Systems delays relocation plans

DHS Systems, which builds portable shelters for the military, has delayed plans to relocate much of its productions in Huntsville, due to uncertainty over federal military spending. — Huntsville Times

http://www.al.com/business/index.ssf/2013/05/dhs_systems_a_military_shelter_1.html#incart_river

 

Small business honors to Red Sage Communications, AZ Technology

Ellen Didier, president of Red Sage Communications Inc., won honors as Alabama's small businessperson of the year, while Lynn Leeper, president and CEO of AZ Technology Inc., was honored as small business exporter of the year. – Alabama Department of Commerce

http://blog.al.com/breaking/2013/05/lobbyists_spending_down_this_y.html#incart_river

 

Wells Fargo rebuilding in Anniston

Wells Fargo plans to move its Anniston banking operations to temporary facilities, demolish its present building and reopen a new, one-story office building to replace the current six-story building. — Anniston Star

http://annistonstar.com/bookmark/22568284-Anniston-Wells-Fargo-building-closing-June-7

 


Wells Fargo beefs up small business services, adds staff in Alabama

As part of a national campaign to improve small business services, Wells Fargo has added about 40 staff in Alabama, company officials say. — Birmingham Business Journal

http://www.bizjournals.com/birmingham/blog/2013/05/wells-fargo-expands-small-business.html

 


SummitMedia closes acquisition of Cox Media radio stations

SummitMedia's acquisition of 27 radio stations owned by Cox Media has closed; nine Birmingham stations are included in the agreement. — SummitMedia PR

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/summitmedia-llc-closes-on-acquisition-of-27-radio-stations-formally-owned-by-cox-media-group-207287461.html

 


Staffing firm, healthcare coder merge

Birmingham staffing firm HIM Connections Inc. and hospital data coder The Coding Center have merged; the firm is part of  Doozer Software Inc. — Birmingham News

http://www.al.com/business/index.ssf/2013/05/health_information_companies_h.html#incart_river
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UAB spins off company to fight cyber attacks

University of Alabama at Birmingham has launched a new company, Malcovery, with part-time faculty member Gary Warner serving as chief technologist; firm will use forensic techniques to identify and fight cyberattacks. — UAB PR

SpaceX nears agreement for launch certification

SpaceX, the private California rocket company, says it is "days away" from certification by the U.S. Air Force that would allow SpaceX to launch national security payload, a designation now held only by the Boeing-Lockheed partnership United Launch Alliance, which builds its rockets in Decatur. — Aviation Week

Lobbyist spending down, Chamber of Commerce tops list

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce outspent the next highest lobbying group two to one, spending $16 million in the first quarter of 2013, according to a report by the Center for Responsive Politics; overall lobbyist spending was down 8 percent. — Huntsville Times

DHS Systems delays relocation plans

DHS Systems, which builds portable shelters for the military, has delayed plans to relocate much of its productions in Huntsville, due to uncertainty over federal military spending. — Huntsville Times

Small business honors to Red Sage Communications, AZ Technology

Ellen Didier, president of Red Sage Communications Inc., won honors as Alabama's small businessperson of the year, while Lynn Leeper, president and CEO of AZ Technology Inc., was honored as small business exporter of the year. – Alabama Department of Commerce

Wells Fargo rebuilding in Anniston

Wells Fargo plans to move its Anniston banking operations to temporary facilities, demolish its present building and reopen a new, one-story office building to replace the current six-story building. — Anniston Star

Wells Fargo beefs up small business services, adds staff in Alabama

As part of a national campaign to improve small business services, Wells Fargo has added about 40 staff in Alabama, company officials say. — Birmingham Business Journal

SummitMedia closes acquisition of Cox Media radio stations

SummitMedia's acquisition of 27 radio stations owned by Cox Media has closed; nine Birmingham stations are included in the agreement. — SummitMedia PR

Staffing firm, healthcare coder merge

Birmingham staffing firm HIM Connections Inc. and hospital data coder The Coding Center have merged; the firm is part of  Doozer Software Inc. — Birmingham News

 
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