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Department Merging

Tom Ridge, President Bush's choice to head the new Department of Homeland Security, now faces the daunting task of integrating nearly two dozen different organizations. Ridge has been seeking the advice of corporate leaders who've dealt with large mergers. Robert Siegel talks with one of them. He's Norm Augustine, former chairman and CEO of Lockheed Martin.

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Prior to his retirement, Robert Siegel was the senior host of NPR's award-winning evening newsmagazine All Things Considered. With 40 years of experience working in radio news, Siegel hosted the country's most-listened-to, afternoon-drive-time news radio program and reported on stories and happenings all over the globe, and reported from a variety of locations across Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, and Asia. He signed off in his final broadcast of All Things Considered on January 5, 2018.