Ridge Named Security Chief President Bush nominates former Penn. Governor Tom Ridge to be the first secretary of the new Department of Homeland Security. Ridge already serves as the president's homeland security adviser. Ridge will lead an agency that consolidates more than two dozen agencies and 170,000 employees. NPR's Bob Edwards speaks with Ridge.

Ridge Named Secretary of Homeland Security

Ridge Named Secretary of Homeland Security

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President Bush nominates former Penn. Governor Tom Ridge to be the first secretary of the new Department of Homeland Security. Ridge already serves as the president's homeland security adviser. Ridge will lead an agency that consolidates more than two dozen agencies and 170,000 employees. NPR's Bob Edwards speaks with Ridge.

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