David Kovar is the President and founder of Kovar & Associates. In that role Mr. Kovar leads the development of URSA – Unmanned & Robotics Systems Analysis – a suite of tools designed to collect, integrate, analyze, and present UAV related data for many purposes including fleet management, criminal investigations, failure analysis, and predictive analysis. He also leads the firm’s consulting practice which addresses UAV cyber security and UAV threat management.
Mr. Kovar founded the practice of UAV forensics in 2015 and is one of the leading practitioners in the world. He has worked in digital forensics and cyber security since the mid 90’s and, prior to founding his own company, led EY’s U.S. incident response program.
Mr. Kovar earned a BA from Dartmouth in Computer Science and will receive an MA from the Fletcher School at Tufts in International Affairs in 2018. His Master’s thesis is entitled “Defending Against UAVs Operated by Non-State Actors”.
Mr. Kovar is a rated pilot, is the Advocacy Director for the National Association of Search and Rescue where he writes UAV policy papers and develops presentations on UAVs in SAR, and is working on SAR UAV standards for ASTM and other organizations.