The secretaries specifically addressed multidomain operations, which involve integration across the services and with allies and partners in the five warfighting domains: cyber, space, air, ground and sea.
The benefit of multidomain operations is employing offensive and defensive operations in all five domains, which leaves the enemy guessing and overwhelmed before they know what’s going on, Wilson said.
To achieve these effects, the services need to be synchronized with each other regarding such things as communications and integrated fires, Spencer said.
A joint memo on interoperability of communications was signed recently by each of the services, ensuring that there’s an "open missions systems architecture," so that everyone has the same standards for communications, Wilson said. This is important because "it enables having any sensor connected to any shooter at very rapid machine-to-machine speeds," she said.