Interested in Language
In some CIA literature (https://www.cia.gov/careers/pdf/ads/...AngleBroch.pdf
), I saw the CIA referring to itself as CIA, for example,
1) CIA has adopted regulations which
implement the provisions of the Executive Order.
2) CIA does not report the HIV status of applicants
or employees to any health authority.
3) . Under this federal law, information from
CIA medical records may be disclosed within CIA
only to those individuals who have a specific need for
this information in the performance of their official
Is there a grammar rule which allows for the omission of the usually obligatory "the" for organizations like the CIA, for example, when one anthromorphizes an organization? Is this the case here?
P. S. I know that "word" acronyms like NASA do not require "the."
You should be careful never to confuse insider or government writing with normal English.
In normal use, we talk of "the CIA" or "the FBI."
I imagine gov't agencies just use the bare acronym because it saves ink with all the omitted "the's."
CIA insiders may do this- I have seen it with other organisations. However, your first example is different - In some CIA literature - the article would be wrong here. I think SoothingDave's probably right- it's quicker to write it without the article and if you have to do it 50 times a day, it makes a difference.