Mr. Katzman is a Boston attorney and an arbitrator on AAA's panels. He wrote this article while serving as Attorney Advisor to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, but he would like it understood that the views he expresses are his own, and not necessarily those of any of the military agencies with which he was associated.
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While the act committed in the case of arbitration is not aligned to such violence, it does have a significant effect on the status of settlement of disputes under government contracts. Arbitration in government contracts has been over the years a matter of controversy and, though not an active form of settlement presently, has nevertheless been accepted by the government to enhance its interests and policies. This article has for its purpose the stimulation of thought regarding the place of arbitration in government contract disputes.