The Office of the Secretary (OST), within the Department of Transportation (DOT), has been given the responsibility of formulating national transportation policy and promoting intermodal transportation. Other responsibilities include negotiation and implementation of international transportation agreements, assuring the fitness of US airlines, enforcing airline consumer protection regulations, issuing regulations to prevent alcohol and illegal drug misuse in transportation systems, improving the security of the national transportation system, and preparing transportation legislation.
As part of its support function for DOT, OST manages an accounting system, Delphi,
that manages a full range of financial services, including account payable and account receivable functions. To accomplish this, Delphi stores and maintains data on employees, contractors, and vendors, as well as interfaces with human resources (HR) and procurement systems.
Privacy management is an integral part of the Delphi project. DOT/OST has retained the services of privacy experts to help assess its privacy management program, utilizing proven technology, sound policies and procedures, and proven methodologies.