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Who is Michael L. Connell? Part II: Behind the firewall explores why in 2001 Michael L. Connell, the Republican Party "Internet guru" once fired for unethical campaign tactics, was allowed to install proprietary hardware behind the firewall at the U.S. House of Representatives.

Part II also provides a detailed time line of how Connell's web services company called GovTech Solutions -- formed in Ohio with fellow GOP operative Thomas J. Synhorst of the DCI Group -- was chosen to re-design the databases and web sites for the most sensitive committees on Capitol Hill, like Intelligence, Judiciary, Financial services and Ways and Means: sites GovTech still administers today.

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[UPDATE}: With necessary attributions and previous work.

Thanks to all the ePluribus Media people who assisted in finding the connections: GreyHawk, RayneToday, Ron Brynaert, mkt, Biblio, Highacidity, BronxDem, Kfred, Internets, Harmonyguy, standingup, wanderindiana, roxy, silence, susie dow, D.E. Ford, zan, avahome, sawcielackey, sluggojd, HeyThereItsEric, Jill Lehnert and Cho. We tried to remember everyone, but if we forgot to include someone, just let me know.

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