Skogrand has been Deputy Director General and Head of the Security Section at the Norwegian Ministry of Justice and Public Safety. He has also served as Special Advisor and Coordinator of Strategic Analysis in the Norwegian Ministry of Defence. He was Deputy Foreign Minister under the Stoltenberg-government from 2005-2006. He has also been Head of Section for Norwegian Security Policy at the Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies. He currently works as Senior Advisor at Rud Pedersen Public Affairs Norway.