BEA includes in its definition:
- Infrastructure, or the basic physical materials and organizational arrangements that support the existence and use of computer networks and the digital economy; primarily information and communications technology (ICT) goods and services.
- E-commerce, or the remote sale of goods and services over computer networks.
- Priced digital services, or those services related to computing and communication and that are performed for a fee charged to the consumer.
- Federal nondefense digital services represents the annual budget for federal nondefense government agencies whose services are directly related to supporting the digital economy.