ASBCA's FY16 Report – a Look at the Numbers

Feb.06.2017

The Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals published its FY16 Report of Transactions and Proceedings, which provides statistics regarding the adjudication of appeals between contractors and the Army, Navy, Air Force, Corps of Engineers, DLA, DCMA, CIA, NASA, other Defense agencies, and the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. According to this year's report, appellants prevailed in 57 percent of the appeals decided on the merits (up from 53 percent in FY15). As usual, the Board had a high success rate in resolving matters via alternative dispute resolution (ADR), successfully resolving an impressive 93 percent of ADRs concluded in FY16 – including binding arbitration, non-binding mediation, and ADR of undocketed appeals.