It’s because they are not competent in even the simplest of technical issues, here’s a prime example.
U.S. Senator Mark R. Warner and staff introduce an IoT bill and where do they post the text, a walled garden pay service that requires registration to get a copy. Thankfully the bill will eventually put on the official US government sites including congess.gov where citizens can get a copy without paying¹ a commercial service. When senators and their staff can’t even do the simplests of tasks, posting a document for citizens for free, how can anyone trust they are competent in any tech area. I suppose I should at least give them credit for not being even worse, they could have posted it to Facebook or some other extreme privacy violating money grubbing corporate site.
Source: Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Cybersecurity of Internet-of-Things Devices Introduced in Senate & House – Press Releases – Mark R. Warner
¹ Forced sign up, even without direct cash payment, is still paying with your private personal data.