2018 Fed 100

Federal 100: Paul Saladna

Name: Paul Saladna
Title: Enterprise Architect
Company: NTT Data

Modernizing "the beast." Saladna updated the Air Force's 420 legacy logistics data systems, which included more than 1 million lines of code written in Cobol and thousands more written in the C programming language. He moved all those activities onto a modern system while staying ahead of schedule. Based on commercial tools, the new environment already has trimmed operational costs and proven to be more sustainable. Saladna's devotion to the project began 11 months before the Air Force even released the solicitation, when he conducted a study of potential solutions. Once the work began, he was involved in every aspect of modernization.

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