Key lawmakers to CISA: Let us send you more money, power
But if Congress gives CISA too much new authority too quickly, that, too, could create different problems, said Tatyana Bolton, policy director for cyber at the R Street Institute think tank. Cybersecurity “is one of the only places of bipartisan agreement” in Washington, Bolton said, suggesting that CISA could be a beneficiary of that cooperation. Yet the agency has spent years organizing for efficiency, meaning that more power could result in more yet more reshuffling.
“So, throwing a lot of new authorities at it can be challenging,” she said.