Watchdog criticizes NASA asteroid-tracking program

An internal watchdog office criticized NASAโ€™s efforts to track and respond to potentially dangerous asteroids in a report released on Monday.

According to the report, the agencyโ€™s program that tracks objects that could cause regional devastation if they hit Earth was not well integrated and lacked proper oversight. NASA has promised to fix the problems within a year.

Photo: An artistโ€™s conception shows an asteroid striking Earth.

Watchdog criticizes NASA asteroid-tracking program