Dave Lincoln manages Skyward’s UAS Strategic Initiatives Team. Dave is Skyward’s primary liaison with FAA for regulatory matters and supports policy and standards initiatives to further the integration of drones into the National Airspace System. His immediate focusses are incorporating cellular C2 into complex drone operations and the operationalization of Remote ID through the FAA's Remote ID cohort.
Dave has contributed to standards such as ASTM’s Standard Specification for Remote ID and Tracking, aerial connectivity profiles through the Aerial Connectivity Joint Activity, and industry response to low level airspace legal considerations. Dave was a member of the FAA's Security office and coordinated Counter UAS efforts by federal agencies and addressed security issues in UAS rulemaking, including Remote ID.
Dave spent his early career in the U.S. Navy, where he served in the Nuclear Power Program before entering the JAG Corps as a prosecutor—including at the Office of Military Commissions in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. He currently serves in the US Navy Reserves supporting Naval Air Systems Command Reserve Program and Naval Information Warfare Systems Command.
Dave has an A.B from Dartmouth College in Chemistry and History and a J.D. from Boston College Law School.