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The world of Republican government IT solutions is changing as dramatically as the Party itself.
The November 2008 rout of Republicans followed eight years of ever-expanding mismanagement of the Bush White House. Few would have imagined the global magnitude of its fallout but trendsetters at two very competent top-tier GOP tech companies led the political technology market's new wave of consolidation by merging GovTech Solutions, L.L.C. (Richfield, Ohio) and GSL Solutions, Inc. (Tampa, Florida) just a month earlier.
Already powerful among the GOP's network insiders, GovTech visionary Mike Connell was ready to rule when the newly minted HillTop Content Management System (CMS) would "create a dominating force on Capitol Hill". But a horrible year for Republicans turned into Connell family tragedy when HillTop lost its architect and the GOP's Internet pioneer in a December 19 aviation accident.