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Police terminate firearms data supply deal with CGI

12 Jul 2019, 03:21 ( 3 Months ago)

DF Report
Photo Source: Finnish Police.

National Police Board and the supplier of the firearms data management system, CGI Suomi Oy on Thursday agreed to terminate their supply agreement, said an official press release.

According to National Police Board, the ended supply agreement did not meet its requirements to complete a firearms data management system, that would serve the needs of its users and comply with legislation, within the agreed timetable.

National Police Board decided that it was within its best interest to terminate the supply agreement at this point in order to avoid further delays and additional costs.

The Police and the supplier have agreed that the materials that have been made so far will be transferred to the use of the police and to serve as a basis for further work.

The project to renew the firearms data management systems is carried out to meet the requirements of the Firearms Act. The overall technology of the data system and related online services are renewed. The aim of the project is to enhance police work by increasing automatic data exchange between data management systems as well as to enable further customer services online.

The project to renew the overall technology of the firearms data management system will be continued and reorganised. The new plan and timetables are designed in a way that the whole data management system as well as the online services would be finished at the same time without phasing. Any changes and their impacts are announced later on this year when new plans have been completed.

The delay of the new firearms data management system does not effect the handling of firearm permits in the police. Existing data management systems will be used until the new firearms data management system is completed.