Besides pledging not to interfere in the CIA’s day-to-day intelligence operations, [new Director of Central Intelligence Leon] Panetta said he would keep on Deputy Director Steven Kappes and three other top officials at the spy agency. He also said he would encourage differing opinions within the agency and would brief the full House and Senate intelligence committees as much as possible, not just their top members.
—Source. (Emphasis mine.) What good is a DCI who does not get involved in intelligence operations?