United States Secret Service (USSS)
Secret Service Agent
Topic: "Opening General Session: “Lessons Learned in 2023” Panel Discussion and Closing General Session: "Outlook for 2024" Panel Discussion"
Clarke Skoby is a Secret Service agent with the United States Secret Service (USSS). He earned a degree in Criminal Justice from Sam Houston State University in 1994. After college, Clarke joined the Montgomery County (Texas) Sheriff’s Department as a patrol deputy. He began his career with the Secret Service in 1999 and was assigned to the Austin Resident Office. While in Austin, he received training to be a computer forensic examiner. In 2003, Clarke was assigned to the Criminal Investigative Division at Secret Service headquarters in Washington, DC, where he helped run the Electronic Crimes Special Agent Program (ECSAP) and also wrote the ECSAP manual. In 2006, he was assigned to the Dignitary Protective Division in Washington, DC to protect Treasury Secretary John Snow. In 2007, he was assigned to the Vice Presidential Protective Division where he protected Vice Presidents Dick Cheney and Joe Biden. In 2010, Clarke was assigned to the Houston Field Office and worked as a Senior Special Agent in the Electronic Crimes Task Force (now called Cyber Fraud Task Force) where he investigated electronic crimes and performed forensic exams on computers and mobile devices. A decade later, Clarke was promoted to Technical Special Agent, which includes being the office’s subject matter expert on cyber fraud, manager of the Digital Evidence Forensics Lab, performing forensic digital forensic exams, responding to network intrusions and cyber fraud related case work and is part of the Houston Field Office management team.