Mongoose: Earth Now Has a Planetary Defense Officer — at NASA

Extraterrestial Intelligence, Government

Only against cosmic threats, not self-immolation.

How NASA’s planetary defense officer will protect Earth from asteroids

The job description for planetary defense officer, the official title for the head of NASA’s newly formed Planetary Defense Coordination Office, essentially boils down to this: Protect the planet from collisions with a near-Earth object such as an asteroid or comet.