The FAR Cost Principles and federal cost reimbursement contracts provide that only reasonable allowable costs are recoverable, including costs for executive compensation. A January 18, 2012 decision of the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals rejected a government challenge to the reasonableness of compensation one contractor paid to executives and rejected the DCAA’s methodology for determining the reasonableness of the compensation. See J.F. Taylor, Inc., ASBCA Nos. 56105, 56322 (Jan. 18, 2012) [pdf].