SBAR Loses Air Force Insourcing Challenge

Law360, New York (May 2, 2011, 6:37 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Court of Federal Claims on Friday ruled against Santa Barbara Applied Research Inc. in its lawsuit challenging a U.S. Air Force decision to insource logistics and other services at several military bases.

In a sealed ruling, Judge Nancy B. Firestone granted the government judgment on the administrative record, despite SBAR's protests that the Air Force's reaffirmed decision to insource services under a so-called multiwing logistics support contract wasn't based on cost savings but was “a retroactive attempt to justify a fait accompli.”

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