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Andrew T. Gillies is Director of Communications at the Center for Audit Quality, an affiliate of the American Institute of CPAs, in Washington, DC. Based in Washington since 2002, he has also worked in editorial and communications roles at the Investment Company Institute, the World Bank, Forbes, and Vault.com. His policy-themed writing has focused on aerospace and defense, energy and environment, transportation, and financial services.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Beltway Money Man: Jonathan Silver

Venture capitalist Jonathan Silver doesn’t claim to be a political savant. Will Democrats gain the upper hand this November? “Whatever I tell you,” he says with a laugh, “go the other way.”

But Silver, managing director of Washington’s Core Capital Partners, isn’t so modest when it comes to making calls on the outlook for technology spending and Uncle Sam’s IT budgets.

Silver acknowledges the possibility of a slowdown for some government contracting but says spending levels won’t fall below where they were five years ago. “The federal government is going to spend considerable dollars on technology for a long, long time to come,” he says.

Full story at Forbes.com