Powell's comments came in response to audience questions indicating Indians are very concerned that Congress will pass legislation that negatively impacts growth in the country's burgeoning IT outsourcing sector.
"Outsourcing is a natural effect of the global economic system and the rise of the Internet and broadband communications," said Powell. "You're not going to eliminate outsourcing; but, at the same time, when you outsource jobs it becomes a political issue in anybody's country."
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