Are companies/groups of people considered plural? What about their initialisms?
I'm unsure if I should use
have (plural verb) or
has (singular) in the following situations:
The Federal Bureau of Investigation have developed a prototype ...
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has developed a prototype ...
and when using just the initialism:
The FBI have ...
The FBI has ...
If I'm referring to the FBI as a group of people, then I'd obviously go with
have, whereas if it's an entity on it's own, then it'd be
Is there a preferred/recommended use in this case?