The earliest listed definition I could find for "outsourcing" was the 1993 edition of the Free On-line Dictionary
of Computing, which defined it as "paying another company to provide services which a company might otherwise have employed its own staff to perform".
A digital signature, according to NightFlight's Free On-line Dictionary
of Computing (www.nightflight.com/foldoc), is "extra data appended to a message, which identifies and authenticates the sender and message data using public-key encryption." As e-commerce becomes the method of choice for commercial facilities' procurement needs, the necessity to increase on-line security will rise, This legislation is the first step toward increasing on-line security, encryption, and authenticating users.