BTW, thanks for digging into this.
Basically, yes. Kaspersky is a neat guy in a bad place.
But I would give the same raw deal to Kaspersky's competitors. No uploads! Uploads are spyware! External anti-virus has no place on NSA computers!
If your job is to develop NSA spyware, the last thing you need is to be running anti-virus software. Or stealing Office (for what that hairball is worth) via downloaded malware.
The real solution is to use a system that doesn't need anti-virus protection. And, if truly sensitive, is not connected to the internet.