Delivery Management, Software Development
Balanced Workforce Strategy (BWS) refers to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) effort to identify the appropriate balance of federal and contractor employees required to achieve the DHS mission.
DHS established the BWS to undertake a thorough, repeatable, risk analysis to make workforce planning decisions. The goal of the BWS system is to ensure an appropriate mix of federal and contractor employees necessary to accomplish and mitigate the risk and the agency’s mission. The BWS Tool analyzes work and provides recommendations on sourcing decisions. It takes into account the mission risk, level of contractor oversight, and cost. A streamlined BWS business process can ensure that resourcing is accomplished in a balanced, consistent and repeatable manner. DHS’ BWS System is part of an enterprise-wide transformation effort involving improvement of the BWS business processes and new software development.
The BWS process takes DHS Components through a three-step review of existing service contracts as well as functions proposed for contract: (1) Identify the Work (2) Analyze the Work and (3) Implement the Sourcing Decision.