The purpose of MARS-E is to provide a starting point for security guidance that Exchanges (State Health Insurance Exchanges) can use in implementing and operating their IT systems in support of the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010”, also known as ACA. The Exchanges handle Personally Identifiable Information (PII), Protected Health Information (PHI), or Federal Tax Information (FTI) of US Citizens. The secure handling of this information becomes very important.

Section 508 Standards

The standards define the types of technology covered and set forth provisions that establish a minimum level of accessibility. The application section (1194.2) outlines the scope and coverage of the standards. The standards cover the full range of electronic and information technologies in the Federal sector, including those used for communication, duplication, computing, storage, presentation, control, transport and production. This includes computers, software, networks, peripherals and other types of electronic office equipment. The standards define electronic and information technology, in part, as “any equipment or interconnected system or subsystem of equipment, that is used in the creation, conversion, or duplication of data or information.”

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