Supporting Joint Warfighter Readiness: Opportunities and Incentives for Interservice and Intraservice Coordination with Training-Simulator Acquisition and Use : RAND Corporation , 2021
From the summary: "Joint operations require joint training at all levels of warfare, and much of this must be simulation-based training (SBT) conducted on networked and distributed training systems that allow participants from multiple services to interoperate. The prospects for highly capable joint SBT systems appear favorable, because the commercial industry is rapidly advancing the state of the art for training simulators. Yet these efforts do not necessarily respond directly to warfighter needs. There is not a systematic and consistent alignment between the needs of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and industry pursuits. Furthermore, coordination and interoperability among services are critical for supporting joint training, but these have long been challenges within DoD. As current and potential conflicts increasingly involve joint operations, joint training becomes increasingly important, and this brings current gaps into focus."