Yes. As with most things, it depends on the President (and different ones were more engaged than others)...but even then, at least 30-45 minutes of every day is spent going over various intelligence assessments on foreign policy. Part of that is from the daily morning briefing and part of that is other things that pop up throughout the day. Bush was very involved with the intelligence agencies and was pretty active in reading up on what was going on all over the world and asking pointed questions. Obama was as well in the early years, but one difference was that he tended to prioritize certain regions over others. I heard H.W. Bush and Reagan were very involved with intelligence activities and assessments--Clinton was not; but take that with a grain of salt since I wasn't around when those administrations were in power.