Dayn T. Beam, A Practical Guide for the Understanding, Acquiring, Using, Transferring, and Disposition of Intellectual Property by DoD Personnel (Oct. 11, 2006) (Not available online).
This guide explains that if the government accepts less than unlimited rights, its actions could put it at significant risk, because this decision "may create a commercial monopoly. Such a monopoly might be disadvantageous to the [U.S. Government (USG)] if it wishes to establish a second source or to encourage competition. It is certainly contrary to stated policies for technology transfer from the USG to industry. Contracting Officers should proceed cautiously in such matters. . . ."