I do not have any answers for you Michael. I suspect that your ability to track down comets, find new comet fragments and do it with amateur equipment may not be making some of the very costly observatories run by NASA, Universities and others look so good, just my opinion. The MPC has it's relationships with these big money programs that are funding the MPC, all of these big money programs are run by those looking for funding and career progression, they can only get funding and promotions if "they" are finding fragments, not some amateur named Michael Jaeger.
As for military budgets, I don't think our military is interested in incoming asteroids or comets, they are creating enough problems on the Earth that they have to spend their money on. That is NASA's problem and the NASA budget is continually shrinking, again, not much career progression in NASA tracking asteroids or comets, NASA is about space exploration. President Trump did create a new branch of the military, I think it was called Space Command, but again, they are more interested in fighting in space than spending money or worrying about asteroids or comets.
Everything in America is about getting ones own program funded with grants, getting promotions to make more money and get more grants. The sad truth Michael is that you are very good at what you do, but you are a threat to those who want grants and promotions because it does not look good when you can use small amateur equipment to do what large observatories want millions of dollars in grants to do.
I spent my entire career working on military programs, for me it was about the job and doing it right. For most of those I worked with it was all about getting promoted, doing as little as possible and making anyone who were a threat to their next promotion look bad. That is real life Michael in Corporate America.
As for the MPC, whoever is funding them is only interested in asteroids. They probably would just as soon get rid of the comet recording problem but follow comets a little because some of the universities do have observing programs for comets. Unless you are a graduate student or some professor Michael your requests will be ignored, they only want your data to support "their" research programs.
My opinions only, but based on being in the military, working for Hughes Aircraft Company and Raytheon Company. Every program I worked on was great, but the politics about everything you could imagine made for a real nightmare as you just tried to do your job.