Ok, so Black Mesa and Aperture Science were competing to discover and develop portal technology along with getting government funds. This "competition rush" caused the Black Mesa Incident and the Borealis accident. So, my question is: How could Black Mesa and Aperture Science be in this competition if Aperture Science had clearly already invented portal technology? In Portal 2, when you are testing with Cave Johnson, there is a poster on the wall which shows the previous version of the portal gun.
Clearly, Aperture Science had functioning portal technology back in the 60's. Why would Black Mesa still be trying to create portals in the 21st century if the technology had already existed?