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Assumptions About the Reader This guide is intended for individuals responsible for procuring ITS. It is recommended that users of this guide have the following basic skills and/or background: · An understanding of ITS · An understanding of the risks associated with the procurement of ITS · An awareness of state procurement regulations, policies, and practices · An awareness of federal procurement regulations, policies, and guidelines · A general understanding of systems engineering with respect to project development · Familiarity and experience with project management principles of high-technology projects 2