Outsourcing basically means going “out” to find the “source” of what you need. These days many business’ outsource for what they need to serve their customers, both internal and external. Outsourcing probably can trace its roots to large manufacturing companies, which hired outside companies to produce specialized components that they needed for their products.  For me outsourcing is kind of meaningless right now because I am just a student and am not involved in a business company.  When I get older outsourcing may have some role in how my work is done but for now it doesnt effect me.  For the US though outsourcing might be a problem because the US doesnt want business’s going out to find their sources when they could get them domestically.