From FCW:

Tatyana Bolton, a former CISA official and now policy director of the Cybersecurity and Emerging Threats program at the R Street Institute, said the uptick in directives is indicative of the agency gaining confidence as the country’s cybersecurity watchdog.

“With the elevation of CISA through the Cyberspace Solarium Commission, more funding in the recent COVID bill, and its growing stature, CISA now feels more confident to put out directives that will protect greater swaths of our federal networks,” she said.