Unfortunately it is the PHB, and the likes of him with clouded judgement, that are thrilled by the concept, hoping that this cloud will rain $$$$. What do you mean by "privacy" ?. So Wally is right to say "whatever".
Well we know Wally's lying in frames 1, cos that sounds like useful work. So either he's just trying to stir up the PHB into saying something stupid (and succeeded) and/or he's creating a cover story for what really happened in DC north. Not sure what exactly, but I think the Elbonians may be involved.