“It’s fair to say that when it comes to cybersecurity, you have seen both authorities and budgets of agencies handling cybersecurity grow over the last several years,” Andrew Howell, a partner at the lobbying firm Monument Policy who has tech clients, told me. “Assuming Republicans take the House, they will certainly conduct rigorous oversight from both the appropriations and authorization perspective. If Republicans also take the Senate, expect that to happen there, too. This will place a premium on agencies being able to effectively tell their story on how their cybersecurity spending has measurably improved their ability to manage cybersecurity risk,” Howell said.
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