"If a security incident occurs, an Incident Response capability would be activated, which allows for the tracking, investigation, and reporting of incidents. This allows CMS and the Department of Health and Human Services to quickly identify security incidents and ensure that the relevant law enforcement authorities, such as the HHS Office of Inspector General Cyber Crimes Unit, are notified for purposes of possible criminal investigation," the agency noted.
In a statement, Congressman Bennie Thompson (D-MS) the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Homeland Security, welcomed the CMS announcement.
"I am pleased that the Administration has completed security testing of its healthcare exchange data hub ahead of schedule," Thompson noted. "This will give confidence to those shopping for healthcare starting October 1st that the government will ensure their privacy."
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